Voting Rights, Cuba, Cyprus, Assault Weapons, Work/Life Balance

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Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Monterey Road Child Development Center staff, children, parents & volunteers participate in a parade April 1 to celebrate the Month of the Military Child. (Presidio of Monterey/flickr)

Does 'One Person, One Vote' Mean 'One Voter, One Vote'? | Cuban Dissident Yoani Sanchez Hopes for a Post-Castro Era | Cyprus Rejects E.U. Bailout Deal | Senator Dianne Feinstein on Drones, Assault Weapons Ban | Finding Work-Life Balance as a Child Caregiver

Does 'One Person, One Vote' Mean 'One Voter, One Vote'?

Next week the Supreme Court will decide whether to hear Lepak v. City of Irving, a case out of Texas that hinges on the question of whether "one person, one vote" means "one voter, one vote." As Richard Pildes, constitutional law professor at New York University, explains, Irving, Texas, is divided into six City Council districts, all equal in terms of population. One of the districts includes a significant immigrant population, however, rendering half of that district ineligible to vote. The eligible voters left therefore have more political power than those in the other districts.

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Finding Work-Life Balance as a Child Caregiver

For working parents, achieving this balance means finding the time — and energy — to spend with their children after work. But what if caring for children is a part of your day job?

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Cuban Dissident Yoani Sanchez Hopes for a Post-Castro Era

The blogger/journalist Yoani Sanchez, a leading dissident voice in Cuba, is on her first worldwide tour. Takeaway host John Hockenberry speaks with Sanchez about Cuban politics and her mission to scare the Castro regime while bringing the support of American policymakers into what she hopes will soon be the post-Castro era. 

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South Korea Suffers Major Cyber Attack

A widespread cyber attack in South Korea forced the military to "upgrade its surveillance status," according to reports from the BBC. North Korea has been blamed for previous cyber attacks. Lucy Williamson is a correspondent for the BBC based in Seoul, South Korea.

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Cyprus Rejects E.U. Bailout Deal

Lawmakers in Cyprus turned down a €10 billion package from the European Union yesterday, calling it not a bailout but blackmail. It would have taxed ordinary bank deposits and left bondholders alone, a widely-criticized move that all but ensured its defeat.

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Senator Dianne Feinstein on Drones, Assault Weapons Ban

After this month's Senate-floor filibuster by Senator Rand Paul, the debate over the Obama administration's drone program have been reignited. And a debate that never left — gun control — took a hit this week when Senate majority leader Harry Reid struck struck an amendment banning assault weapons.

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